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Review of HearthStone --- Mansfield 8011 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of HearthStone --- Mansfield 8011 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2007-03-10 11:56:48

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 1000 | House Size (Sq feet): 1800
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: 2500
Location : Harbor Springs, MI 49740, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -

Likes: BEAUTIFUL!!! This is a great looking stove!!

Dislikes: Ash pan is worthless!! Clinkers get caught in the grate so you can't move it to scrape ashes. Handle on pan poorly designed as you will smash your finger if it is close and you try to choke the air down. Door handle not installed tightly. Outside air adapter useless!! Screws sent, not the right size. Had to cut notch out of brand new adapter so air intake would slide correctly, what a joke. $100..not worth it. BEWARE you can't use the back intake if you plan on using a fan system. Shall I continue? The firebox size is a big disappointment as you have to be VERY careful of the baffle tubes!! EPA ratings chart sent with stove DO NOT match those indicated by the stove manufacturer. Brochure claims to heat ~2500 sq.ft. Can't keep up with 1700sq.ft. outside air temp 25 F.

Comments: If you are used to a 10 year old steel stove that heats the entire house and plan on using this stove to do the same you WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!! The above rating system is wrong, It should say POOR STOVE not service. If you are seriously thinking about buying this stove... THINK AGAIN!!!!

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004